Living with ADHD

Living with ADHD


ADHD and the symptoms that go along with it can sometimes have a negative impact on the person with the condition and his or her family or close friends. It can add stress to relationships. A child with ADHD may experience friction with siblings, and parents may find it difficult to get everyone on the same page. Here, you can find some useful tips on how your family can rally around the member with ADHD and develop patience so everyone can be supportive. You can also learn more about how ADHD affects the family, so you can manage the impact at home and create a healthier living environment for everyone.

Supporting Your Child with ADHD

Raising a child with ADHD can be stressful, and parents often feel frustrated. You may have low self-esteem and serious doubts about your ability to parent. These issues can create marital problems and lead to separations and divorces in families of children with ADHD. The stress parents endure can lead to an increased risk of psychiatric conditions, such as depression or alcohol abuse. It is important to remember that raising a child with ADHD often carries with it above average parenting requirements and so it can help to have support from parent-training/education.

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